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Nematic LC to nematic glass phase transition in pores

  • E. I. Kats
Condensed Matter

Abstract

The properties of a nematic liquid crystal in a porous matrix are discussed. On scales exceeding a certain characteristic scale the liquid crystal behaves as a nematic glass. Application of a weak magnetic field restores long-range orientational order.

PACS numbers

75.20.−g 33.80.Be 

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© MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica" 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. I. Kats
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  1. 1.L. D. Landau Institute of Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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